National Adaptation Forum Vitals

Getting to Know NAF

The National Adaptation Forum is a biennial gathering created by a group of professionals from the private and public sectors concerned about the need to respond to and prepare for the effects of climate change. 

The video below highlights the 2015 Forum - we hope you enjoy learning more about what took place in St. Louis!

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Forum Presentations and posters are now available for review!

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Missed the last webinar?

You can catch the replay online.

September 30, 2015
Climate Adaptation Evaluation and Monitoring

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March 23, 2016
The Importance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Adaptation Planning

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What they're saying about the last National Adaptation Forum

The Forum was wonderful

The Forum was wonderful and will help advance our collective work on adaptation in Burlington specifically and the country more generally.

Jennifer Green
Sustainability Coordinator, Community and Economic Development Office, City of Burlington

Thank you!

Thank you for your leadership and vision for the adaptation field and for the conference!

Nile Malloy
Northern CA Program Director Communities for a Better Environment

Enlightening and uplifting!

I want to thank you, EcoAdapt, and the sponsors, John D and Catherine T Mac Arthur Foundation, for this fantastic conference and gathering!

Marcie Bidwell 
Mountain Studies Institute, Durango, CO

Extremely thought-provoking!

I wanted to convey how impressed I was with the National Adaptation Forum – it was extremely thought-provoking and I learned a lot.

Celia Vanderloop
Director, Environmental Quality Division
Department of Environmental Health, City and County of Denver

One of the best!

Thanks for hosting a great conference last week. It seriously was one of the best conferences I've attended and that wasn't just because you had coffee available all day or because it was all adaptation all the time. Please put me on the list to help with the 2015 conference.

Sascha Petersen
Adaptation International

Fabulous opportunity!

The National Adaptation Forum was a smart conference—it provided a fabulous opportunity to learn about and to share information on the art, the science and the practice of climate adaptation. Maybe more importantly, it was a vibrant conference.

Liz Bell
Wilburforce Foundation

Much bigger than we anticipated!

I continue to marvel at what EcoAdapt has done with the National Adaptation Forum. This was a big event, much bigger than we anticipated. The representation of so many sectors, and the participation of so many local, community groups and municipalities, was great to see.

John Nordgren
Kresge Foundation

Very impressed!

Congratulations, on what I think was a spectacular conference last week. There was so much interesting information being presented, my head was spinning. I loved it. It was very well organized and I was very impressed with the service provided.

Joel B. Smith
Principal, Stratus Consulting

Amazing conference!

Thank you for an amazing conference!!! I'm already planning out my presentation for next year!

Davey Ives
Clean Air-Cool Planet Climate Adaptation Fellow Bridgeport, CT.

Terrific work!

This was a fabulous conference. Such terrific work from everyone. I'm so happy to have been a part of it.

Robert Verchick
Gauthier St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University New Orleans

Wonderful event!

I just wanted to thank you for a wonderful event! The National Adaptation Forum was an amazing success, practical and useful, with really high quality presentations.

Kari Hansen 
Instructional Design, Education and Research Consultant

Extremely valuable!

The forum was extremely valuable, thought provoking, and exciting! There is so much work to be done and listening to experts and practitioners discuss the many issues facing us all and how we can best address those issues was so important.

Alex Porteshawver
Consulting Climate Action Plan Coordinator, City of Benicia, CA